(Concord, NH) An aspiring jingle writer from Lancaster is the grand prize winner in the NH Lottery Star contest, sponsored by the New Hampshire Lottery. Steve Galipeau, who entered under the stage name of “Daddy G,” beat out 80 other bands and musicians. He’ll now to appear in future TV and radio ads for the Lottery and get recording time at Metronome o in Brookline, NH.
“This is why I entered the NH Lottery Star contest,” said Galipeau, a musician for over 30 years. “I love doing jingles. I want to do more voice work. I’m hoping that doing the jingle for the NH Lottery will look good on my resume.” Galipeau noted his country-influenced song ran exactly 60 seconds, the standard length for a radio commercial.
Performers uploaded videos of themselves singing their versions of “State of Excitement,” the Lottery’s high jackpot song. More than 56,000 people from 31 states logged on the NH Lottery Star website to vote for their favorites. Participants signed up for NH Lottery Replay®, the program that allows players to enter their non-winning lottery tickets via the internet to win great prizes.
“We think the NH Lottery Star contest was a great success,” said Maura McCann of the NH Lottery. “Not only did we raise a lot of awareness about NH Lottery Replay, but we also got a great song for our upcoming ads. A Lottery Star is born!”
The second place winners were country rockers “The Barn Boyz” from Newington, NH. The group has been jamming together in the same barn for more than 25 years. “This really gives us the confidence to take the group out of the barn and start playing gigs at local venues,” said harmonica player Scott Swanson. The Barn Boyz won a Peavey Stage Pack (guitar), Peavey Zodiac Stage Pack (bass) and CB-5 five piece drum kit courtesy of Daddy’s Junky Music.
Third place went to “Hometown Heroes.” The acoustic duo of Mathew Turner from Danville and Aaron Denney of Newton has played together for 20 years. They won a $500 Gift Card from Daddy’s Junky Music. “I’m going to start Replaying my Lottery tickets,” said Turner, who plans on purchasing a Tascam digital recorder for recording gigs.
The musicians weren’t the only winners in the NH Lottery Star contest. Juliette Veitch of Manchester and Jonathan Pitre of Farmington both won Xbox 360 Console Systems and Guitar Hero III just for voting.
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 43 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $3.4 billion in Lottery sales, with $2.2 billion being paid in prizes and other cost of sales with net proceeds to education totaling more than $1.1 billion.
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission® is located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all Lottery operations in the state including Instant games, New Hampshire POWERBALL®, Tri-State Megabucks®, Tri-State Paycheck, Hot Lotto®, Tri-State Fast Play and Tri-State Pick3/Pick4 Daily Numbers® games.